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FESTIVAL FORMAT REVISITED – A SERIES OF EVENTS JULY-SEPT 2021

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The festival promotes the legacy of Robert Burns and the cultural heritage of Scots in south-west Victoria.

REVISITING OUR FESTIVAL FORMAT - WHY?

Continuing uncertainty over Covid-19 restrictions and the unavailability of Camperdown’s Theatre Royal complex for performances has led the organisers of Camperdown’s Robert Burns  Scottish Festival to reconsider the structure of this year’s program and they have come up with an innovative solution which hopefully will have the support of patrons.

The events of the 2-3-4th of July will be spread out to safe times in Spring, and the pre-existing performance commitments at Darlington’s Public Hall -19thJune, and Terang’s Commercial Hotel – 1stJuly – will go ahead as planned.

Paid-up ticket holders will be offered the option of a refund or may opt to use their ticket to attend the deferred events.

So the 2021 Robert Burns Scottish Festival will be a novel series of “Burns’ Bites” and it is hoped that supporters will be sympathetic and supportive of these changes which the organisers have been reluctant to make.

The golf will go ahead as planned on Sunday 4th of July & there may be a concert on Saturday the 3rd to mark the festival date. We will also be launching virtual content on our website and social media to be shared, starting from Saturday 3rd, made possible with generous support from our Artists and International Guests. This will include street activation screenings locally in Camperdown – watch this space!

On a Spring Saturday the Lecture series will run ($25 – or Festival weekend ticket) which we are hoping to combine with the Gala Dinner – date to be confirmed – cost $70. If restrictions allow and Artists are available we hope to have something of a Finale Concert on the Sunday.

The  Schools Art Competition continues through next term – final submission date extended, to be advised. We are hopeful that the school’s program with Brett Clarke can be rescheduled. The Loaf & Lounge Shortbread competition and the Scottish Cookery Class continue, at dates to be advised. The Music workshops have been cancelled for 2021.

The organisers hope these changes will be met with understanding and support. Please scroll further to see what has been confirmed in our event series.

Saturday June 19th

FILM NIGHT FUNDRAISER – DARLINGTON HALL

Time:  6.00 pm Music and Dinner, Movie 7.30 pm start
Cost $10.00 per person (includes music, dinner and movie)

Music performed by Tuniversal Music Group and a guest piper. Meal provided by the Darlington Hall Committee; homemade soup and a choice of  Roast Beef, Lamb, Chicken and Pork Rolls with homemade slaw and gravy.

Movie: Whisky Galore a great remake of the 1950’s movie, this movie is about a small community, a sunken ship loaded with Whisky during WW2 and the liberation of the cargo.  The movie is a must see and loaded with intrigue, covert operations and a  lot of laughs. Tickets available at the door. A raffle, with loads of great prizes, will be run  on the night.

Thursday July 2nd

SUGARLOAF & FRIENDS PERFORM @ THE COMMERCIAL IN TERANG – FUNDRAISER

Terang’s Commercial Hotel – Door Opens at 6.30 pm, Music at 7.30 pm
Featuring the Sugarloaf Band: Pete Daffy, Maree Daffy, and James Green, with guests Luke Plumb and Merran Moir.

Tickets available at the Door @ $20.00 per person. A raffle, with loads of great prizes, will be run  on the night. Special thanks to The Commercial Terang as all ticket proceeds support the festival.

“In 2005, Jim Green was visiting Camperdown and joined Maree & Peter Daffy to celebrate New Year’s Eve on top of Mount Sugarloaf. With a couple of ukuleles and a picnic basket, they serenaded the sunset with their favourite songs and in that carefree evening, the Sugarloaf Band was born. It’s been a while since they performed but they are back at The Burns Festival with a new show and their signature Sugarloaf sound of two guitars, double bass, and three-part harmony singing at its best”

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Special thanks to our main sponsors: Corangamite Shire Council & Cobden & Districts Community Bank Branch & Camperdown Branch Bendigo Bank. Loaf & Lounge. Betta Home Living. Tuniversal Music Group Inc. auspices the event.

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